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Anti-LaCrosse Bug Spray Available At Sharing House


June 19, 2017

Courtesy photo

Tehya Owensby, 7 years old, shows off her very own bug spray to combat the LaCrosse Encephalitis virus. Hendersonville Pediatrics, Pisgah Forest Rotary and Brevard High School students raised funds to buy it, and Sharing House is distributing it to anyone who needs it to protect their children. (Sharing House photo)

As summer unfolds, so does a new range of health concerns, such as the La Crosse Encephalitis (LACV) virus, which is transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected mosquito.

Although many individuals infected with LACV have no apparent symptoms, many experience fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and tiredness. Some people may even develop severe neuro-invasive disease, which can lead to seizures, coma and paralysis. Rare cases may even result in long-term disability or death.

Evidently, LACV is a devastating virus with no specific treatment, meaning first defense is imperative to ensure...

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